On Sunday April 14th, 2019 at approximately 9am The East Franklin Fire Department held our monthly Department Drill. This months drill was led by Chris Simpson from FAST Rescue Solutions, covering rapid packaging and extrication of a downed firefighter utlizing the FAST Board.
In the beginning of the year, FAST Rescue Solutions donated 1 FAST Board to the East Franklin Fire Department. The FAST Board concept is to be able to package a downed firefighter quickly and remove them from a hazardous situation.
Today our firefighters were given a high level demonstration of how the board works, specifically a demonstration on how to properly package downed firefighters, move them from small tight spaces, as well as up and down stairs with the FAST Board.
We would like to thank Instructor Chris Simpson from FAST Rescue Solutions, for coming out and providing some great instruction today. Thank you to Finderne Fire Department, for coming and training with us. This is a great innovative piece of equipment that if needed, it will save lives.